[erlang-questions] Re: Benchmarks
Wed Jan 13 19:38:24 CET 2010
--- On Wed, 1/13/10, Robert Virding <> wrote:
> From: Robert Virding <>
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Re: Benchmarks
> Cc: "Erlang Questions" <>
> Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 9:31 AM
> 2010/1/13 Isaac Gouy <>
> > --- On Wed, 1/13/10, Joe Armstrong <>
> > -snip-
> > > Erlang was designed to provide an off-the-shelf
> solution to
> > > all the
> > > things we needed to do to build a fault-tolerant,
> > > real-time
> > > distributed telephone switch control software
> with hot code
> > > replacement.
> > >
> > > Erlang was not designed to be as fast as C at
> doing things
> > > that C is good at.
> > That's pretty much what the Erlang FAQ says..
> Not surprising really. Who do you think helped write the
> original FAQ? :-)
And it's also not really surprising that although the FAQ is quite clear, it's still necessary to continually restate what the FAQ says in different ways and in different forums.
You can lead a horse to FAQs but you can't make him read :-)
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